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Fearsome Eaglets Fight Back To Down Hungary 4-2 In 1st Brazil 2019 Group B Clash

Fearsome Eaglets Fight Back To Down Hungary 4-2 In 1st Brazil 2019 Group B Clash

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets rallied back twice to beat Hungary 4-2 in their opening Group B game at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil on Saturday night, reports Completesports.com.

Captain of the side, Samson Tijani got a brace witj Usman Ibraheem and Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi netting the other goals.

George Komaroni and Samuel Major were on target for Hungary.

Hungary took the lead in the fourth minute after Komaroni nodded home David Laslo’s cross.

The goal jolted the Eaglets into action and they were awarded a penalty in the 19th minute after Wisdom Ubani was fouled inside the box.


Tijani took up the challenge and expertly slotted the ball into the net in the 20th minute.

Nigeria’s defensive frailties showed up again 10 minutes later when Major slotted the ball home for Hungary’s second goal of the game after a superb pass by Laslo.

Hamza Ojediran and Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi celebrates Golden Eaglets’ goal

The Hungarians stood firm for most part of the second half but caved in towards the end with Ibraheem and Adeniyi scoring in the 79th and 81st minutes respectively.

Tijani put the game beyond the Europeans with a sublime free-kick five minutes from time.

Ecuador 2 – 1 Australia

Meanwhile, in the second Group B match played on Saturday night at the Estadio Olimpico, Goiania, Ecuador defeated Australia with a marginal 2-1 score line despite dominating the game with commanding performance.

The South Americans romped to a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minute, even if with a stroke of luck too.

Erick Pluas netted the first goal for the Jose Rodriguez’s boys in the 4th minute and Australia’s Anton Mlinaric scored an own goal in the 9th minute to gift the opponents 2-0 lead.

Ecuador dominated proceedings but failed to score more goals. Though Noah Botic grabbed a late consolatory goal for Australia in the 90th to end it 2-1, it was a score line that plays down the South American’s big dominance in the game.


Group B Table after matchday-one

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets now lead Group B on three points after matchday-one, better than second-placed Ecuador (also on three points) with higher goals scored and goal difference.

Nigeria and Ecuador will clash in Tuesday’s matchday-two at 9pm (Nigerian time) in Goiania, while Australia face Hungary few hours later at the same venue.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Marquis O. 2 years ago

    Well done boys! Go for the kill against Ecuador to instill fear in your subsequent opponents.

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Funny thread and hurling of insults on a coach that gives good football is nothing else but a good definition that some fans here don’t understand the game of football. I prefer a man city or Barca loss with good football than the latter.

    Manu just shamed some doubters especially naija man you guys should learn to appreciate good football and be loyal to a good coach Pep didn’t win Epl again doesn’t make him loose his value but the reality is everyday is not Christmas. Many is the best wether win or loss!

    Proudly 9ja one love you’re a true fan not some fake double mouth!

    • Oakfield 2 years ago

      Hope you have the same understanding with Rohr and his crew.

      • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

        I’m a lover of good football and results. At the moment Rohr is the best option for Nigeria football with regards to how he nicks out results regardless of the poor state of our countries administration.

        I’m a fan of Rohr but truth be told he needs to be technical against tactically sound team if he wants to kill off matches with dominant performances!

  • where are you who were saying all sorts of things concerning the u17. many were not even watching the game but they were abusing the boys. they were just following on livescore.com. as far as I am concerned even if the boys come back from the tournament after the first round, let them come. it is not everyone that will come first. but with this fine result, I’m sure they will do that well. Ecuador us the next victim.

  • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

    Indeed Fearsome. The boys really played well. They controlled the game all through and Hungary knew they were lucky to get those two goals, No thanks to our poor defense line and there Coach ordered them to PARK THE BUS! Despite the fact that they were parking the bus all through the game, the boys displayed there technical abilities by opening them up with Wing play. There Bus was finally torned apart when Little Messi came on AKINWUNMI AMOO! He takes on two-three players smoothly to the amazement of the fans and loud cheers from them. He also delivered great passes. He turned the game around in one word. He was the game changer. The very young defender that scored also caught my attention IBRAHIM! That guy should be either 15 or 16 yet very commanding and has good composure.

    The Coach should just work on the Defense and Understanding between Ubani and Olusegun. Encourage them to release ball quick and they will be come good. As for the General of the team CAPTAIN SAMSON TIJANI, You are indeed a leader. Without you our overall and commanding midfield wouldn’t have been. Thank you Coach Garba for selecting this boys well and the Coach’s technical abilities was felt too. We played them Half-field all through Second Half. Kudos to the whole team

  • Proudly 9ja 2 years ago

    Thanks my broda, one love. But I totally understand 9jaman and others who have reservation about this team as we have been spoiled with some very talented u17 teams in d past but for someone to compare sambisa 11 coach to Manu is super insulting to d technical and tactical prowess of Manu. You know what to expect from a manu led side, entertainment galore and poor defending dats his trademark. Like many have said d two wingbacks/full backs need to be more alert and read d balls better. If sambisa 11 fit play half like d way dis boys play today we no go vex na. Is it me or has ubani gotten a little big or slightly overweight? Tijani is d real deal, Olusegun a beast he was awesome, Amoo chai ball full dat boy body no be lie u see d him commot 2 Hungarian players with dat sweet move, abi na Jabbar, see him immediate impacts. The subs were spot on and I understand why Manu didnt start Amoo as the Hungarian players are bigger and taller so he elected to play oyeyemi instead who is much bigger to pressure the hungarians and tire dem out which he did but most people won’t notice his play but he worked hard for d team. Ecuador would pose a stiffer task as they have a very good youth system. their u20 was a semi finalist last time so our boys need to be careful and resolute in defense. Lets continue to support this team My 2 cents

    • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

      Well said man win or loose Manu is one of the best brand naija has alongside Siaone! Good football with no hypertension or boredom. Attack Attack Attack!

  • Asoko Emmanuel 2 years ago

    I have consistently insisted that Manu be given a chance to do what he knows how to do best.Several persons on this platform hurled insult at him all in the name that he did not pick a certain Arsenal player.Hmmmmm Niga no be sooooo sentiment is all we weep not understanding the true concept of the game,the more reason we should give our coaches a chance to do their jobs.This team is still involving and not there yet only time shall tell.

  • If Nigeria is a western coumtry, Manu Garba and Amuneke would be the assistants to Rohr as well as under 17 and under 23 coaches respectively.
    I have proffered this idea before after Russia 2018 WC.

    BUT this is nigeria where professor deputises for a mallam without WAEC CERTIFICATE.

    Where all the Law makers are notorious criminals.

    What a Shame !!!

    With luck on their side these boys will be the Champions.
    I wish them luck.

  • Kweli 2 years ago

    Well done lads! In Garba we trust.

  • Oakfield 2 years ago

    Good come back,good result, wonderful winning spirit and mentality. But they should endeavour not to fall asleep again if they really want to go far in this competition. We should try and support our teams and coaching crew even when everything is not going as expected, hurling unnecessary insults suck and stink like poo.

  • First game against Hungary hmm my. Okay, let’s go there and test our might against the super powers, don’t forget Brazil, France, Italy. Just wait and see the end of it. God bless Nigeria.

  • Michael 2 years ago

    Is anyone else seeing this with me or am I the only one seeing that this Senegal team is full of guys well over 20yrs?

  • Michael 2 years ago

    I pity the US team, cause they are playing against their elder brothers

  • Proudly 9ja 2 years ago

    My broda, I think like 9ja the Senegalese team is very young I would say even younger than d 9ja team except my TV needs repair. They are very energetic and they took dia chances well when they came. i can see why they beat 9ja at d Turkey invitational 4:2. These boys never stop running. They will be hard to beat but dia goal keeper is poor and dat could be dia Achilles heel. Just my take. Am super excited about d teams Africa took to dis tournament as they are repping Africa wella. Glass d likes of SA didnt make it as they just go to make numbers. African teams need to stop conceding early goals as if they play a technically gifted team it might be hard to come back

  • Proudly 9ja 2 years ago